Xbox Music: Microsoft’s big gamble marries music with gaming, Windows 8

Microsoft is launching a new music service on Tuesday that will be married with its Windows operating system and Xbox gaming console in another bid to take on Apple's iTunes. According to our

Published on: October 15th, 2012 Christine Wong

Microsoft begins pre-sale for Windows 8

Windows 8 is now available for pre-order ahead of the Oct. 26 launch, Microsoft Corp. announced today. Windows 8 PCs from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Samsung, and Sony also went on sale today

Published on: October 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Toshiba launches Windows 8 convertible ultrabook

Thanks to the release of Windows 8, the last quarter of 2012 may be looked back upon as the rise of the hybrids.Tobshiba Corp. is the latest to reveal its new hardware built

Published on: October 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Acer unveils $500 Windows 8 hybrid tablet

Acer Inc. is the latest manufacturer to unveil a hybrid tablet/laptop built for the release of Windows 8 later this month, with the Iconia W510 Tablet PC announced today.Carrying on the name brand

Published on: October 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Windows 8: ultimate guide to Microsoft’s big OS release

Near the end of October, Microsoft Corp. will release Windows 8, its most major update to its flagship operating system product since Windows 7 was released three years ago. A New York-based event

Published on: October 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

The tablet office: are businesses ready for Windows 8?

Tablets and smartphones have made it possible for businesses to operate beyond the office life that exists between the hours of 9am and 5pm. So far, Apple has dominated the mobile market, especially

Published on: October 5th, 2012 Markus Latzel

Acer’s Iconia W700 tablet to hit Canada on Oct. 26

Acer has pulled back the cover on the Canadian launch of its W700 tablet, which will hit stores here on Oct. 26. It'sAcer's first ever Windows 8-native tablet, according to our sourcestory from

Published on: October 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

Online optics can make or break today’s tech giants

By Christine Wong It looks like Windows 8 is on the cusp of being declared a disappointment for Microsoft before it’s even left the gate. There are still a few weeks to go before Windows

Published on: October 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Is Ballmer bungling Microsoft’s Windows 8 app strategy?

The naysayers are coming out of the woodwork to cast doubt on Steve Ballmer's Windows 8 app strategy. Windows 8 gets its official debut later this month but with just weeksto go, critics

Published on: October 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

HP ElitePad 900 launched – a Windows 8 tablet for business

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced its second Windows 8-based tablet today, this one the business-targeted ElitePad 900. Built to be a tablet that a larger enterprise or government department could deploy to its staff, the

Published on: October 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

First look at HTC’s new Windows 8 phone, the 8X

HTC's new 8X Windows 8 phone is all about the sound and the pictures. The “standout feature” of the phone unveiled Wednesday is itsfront-facing camera which features “the highest megapixel count of anyWindows

Published on: September 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

Microsoft Store opens in Toronto Nov. 16

Microsoft Corp. is set to debut its first retail store in Canada with a location at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre opening its doors Nov. 16, the software giant announced yesterday.The store will feature

Published on: September 7th, 2012 Brian Jackson

HP announces Windows 8 hybrid tablet, ultrabooks

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced its first several products based on Windows 8 today, showcasing a new multi-touch tablet hybrid and two new notebooks also with touchscreens. As the general availability of Windows 8 in

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Windows 8 released to manufacturers

Microsoft Corp. announced today that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM), hitting another milestone in the development of its flagship operating system.The RTM phase means Microsoft has finished polishing the OS

Published on: August 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff